IDEA: Innovating Decisions and Empowering Action in Diabetes Management
Can a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) help you control your blood sugars better? How do you know if you are making the right choice?
Watch the patient videos below to learn from the experience of someone just like you!
IDEA is an initiative delivering comprehensive, easy-to-understand diabetes management materials and learning aids to stakeholders across the diabetes care spectrum, including patients, diabetes specialists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, pharmacists and certified diabetes educators. Learn more about IDEA.
These patient videos are supported by grants from Abbott Diabetes Care, AstraZeneca, Dexcom, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mannkind Corporation, and Novo Nordisk Inc.
Daytime Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar)
A 23-year-old man with type 1 diabetes and frequent daytime hypoglycemia
A 56-year-old woman with daytime hypoglycemia
A 17-year-old with type 2 diabetes who experiences mild hypoglycemia
Nocturnal Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar at night)
A 55-year-old man with nocturnal hypoglycemia and post-meal hyperglycemia
35-year-old male with type 1 diabetes and nocturnal hypoglycemia
Post-prandial (after meals) Hyperglycemia
17-year-old boy with post-meal hyperglycemia
52-Year-Old woman with high blood sugar after meals
A 34-year-old manwith post-meal hyperglycemia
85-year-old make with type 2 diabetes and hyperglycemia all of the time
A 35-year-old man with hyperglycemia, high blood pressure (hypertension) and who may be “insulin resistant”
48-year-old man with hyperglycemia on triple oral therapy
70-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes and is unaware of her hypoglycemia
An 88-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes, hyperglycemia, and hypoglycemia unawareness
86-year-old Female with hypo-glycemia, not readily showing symptoms
Teenager with type 1 diabetes and “rollercoaster” blood sugar levels
A 71-year-old woman “Riding a Glycemic Rollercoaster”
A 53-year-old man with type 2 diabetes and “rollercoaster” changes in blood sugar levels
No Obvious Pattern
A 32-Year-Old woman with unpredictable blood sugar patterns
A 49-year-old woman with “Brittle Diabetes,” - blood sugar levels that swing between high and low